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National Population Register (NPR) in India - A Step towards Register Based Census

Jan Beise
3. Register-based census
By the Office of the Registrar General, India, 2009.

In view of the growing need for a credible identification system in the country due to various factors, like internal security, illegal migration etc, India is contemplating the preparation of a National Population Register (NPR) by collecting specific information on each person residing in the country. The proposed NPR would contain such information as, name, sex, date of birth, current marital status, name of father, mother and spouse, educational level attained, nationality, occupation/activity pursued, present and permanent addresses. The database would also contain the photograph and finger biometry of persons above the age of 15 years. Under this scheme, every individual would be assigned a unique National Identification Number (NIN). The NPR is expected to be ready by 2014.

Paper presented at the 57th Session of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), Durban (South Africa), August 2009.


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